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Works for me, bought new at a discount from a local member who didn't get a chance to install before trading up to a GC.
 

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Mine have been great.

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So on the MFC website they say the plastic OEM clips are what causes a low thumping noise going over bumps. Has anybody had this issue, I have been told it's usually the strut tops, the dealer told me it was my sway bar links.

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The strut tops are probably the OEM plastic tips they are talking about. The OEM ones are plastic.
 

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The strut tops are probably the OEM plastic tips they are talking about. The OEM ones are plastic.
Sorry by strut tops I meant the upper strut mounts that have the bearings. New ones usually come with a new retainer ring and I know there has been issues with KYB's ring not fitting great.

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Ordered MFC High Performance Strut Clamps March 31, 2022, received them April 18, 2022.
They are painted black. Comes with an allen wrench to tighten the socket head screws.
There are no instructions. Have an appointment to have my Jeep dealer install them.
According to the Hayne's Repair manual you have to lift the Jeep by the frame and then jack up the A-arm to get enough clearance to install the clamp.
My plastic clamps are loose and I can turn them easily. Seems to me I should be able to remove the plastic clips and install the MFC clamps.
Since I don't know I'll just pay my Jeep dealer the big bucks. They seem to like my CC just fine.
 

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Ordered MFC High Performance Strut Clamps March 31, 2022, received them April 18, 2022.
They are painted black. Comes with an allen wrench to tighten the socket head screws.
There are no instructions. Have an appointment to have my Jeep dealer install them.
According to the Hayne's Repair manual you have to lift the Jeep by the frame and then jack up the A-arm to get enough clearance to install the clamp.
My plastic clamps are loose and I can turn them easily. Seems to me I should be able to remove the plastic clips and install the MFC clamps.
Since I don't know I'll just pay my Jeep dealer the big bucks. They seem to like my CC just fine.
It's very easy, like a 5 minute job. Here's the installation video. He has these for all his products...😎
 

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Thanks, that is exactly what I need. I like a little blue thread locker, going off road has always caused me problems if I don't use thread locker, or Nylock nuts.
Those are a great investment for any Cherokee, whether you go offroad or not. I guarantee that most of the people complaining about front end noise, that is more times than not, the culprit of the problem...😎
 

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Just make sure you offset the bolts from opposite directions on both sides of the collar like the video shows. Easier to install, and provides better, and more reliable clamping strength...😎
 

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Evidently with the strut being compressed - vehicle weight on front end, there is enough space to remove the stock and install the MFC collars. I'm in - ordering them today!
 
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Those OEM plastic collars are probably the wonkiest engineering design on the entire car...😎
You mean besides the oil cooler, right?

BTW, I tried to find 'em on the MFC site and nada, nothing about them unless they come with a lift kit?
 

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You mean besides the oil cooler, right?

BTW, I tried to find 'em on the MFC site and nada, nothing about them unless they come with a lift kit?
No, they're on the top of the struts. I posted the installation video above, #10...😎
High Performance Strut Clamp
 

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I'm not convinced this (metal clamps) is a good idea. The way I see it, if something bad happens the plastic clamps break, saving more expensive damage on the strut towers (or whatever these are called). Of course there's a margin where the plastic would break but no other damage would occur. But the risk calculation just doesn't add up for me. Or am I mistaken on the reasoning behind the plastic clips? Are they purely a cost saving measure and has no 'fuse' function?

On the comfort level, I'm also not sure why these would be more quiet than the OEM plastic ones? What's the thinking behind why this is the case?
 
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I have been driving off road since my TH was new.
Never had a problem with the plastic strut clamps. Even when I went air-born coming out of a mud hole.
The plastic clamps are so loose they can't possibly be doing anything, until the suspension has such violent collision that they save something.
In my situation, even if the MFC clamps don't help they probably aren't going to hurt anything.
Still learning about this so time will tell. I'll be the Guinea pig.
 

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I have been driving off road since my TH was new.
Never had a problem with the plastic strut clamps. Even when I went air-born coming out of a mud hole.
The plastic clamps are so loose they can't possibly be doing anything, until the suspension has such violent collision that they save something.
In my situation, even if the MFC clamps don't help they probably aren't going to hurt anything.
Still learning about this so time will tell. I'll be the Guinea pig.
Did you get them installed yet???😎
 
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